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Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) In Boston

Photo Credit: Fashion's Night Out Boston

Glitz and glam will be everywhere this Thursday night as Boston solidifies its status as an official Fashion’s Night Out city. Having loosely participated in the growing international event for the past two years, the city is finally digging its heels in and will be awash in sparkle and design. Newbury Street will be closed to cars for the first time in 15 years while shoppers bounce from store to store, snapping up freebies, sipping complimentary cocktails, nibbling sweet and savory tastings, and enjoying  drawings, salon deals, DJs, fashion shows, panel discussions, beauty and fashion consultations, and some incredible shopping!  And if you gaze up at the Prudential Tower, it’s not those extra cocktails talking to you – it really will be pink, in honor of the evening.

Quixote Studios (184 Everett Street, Allston) is hosting the night’s Marquee Event starting at 6:00 p.m. featuring two stages and “the biggest fashion party Boston has ever seen.”  The Ames Hotel will fill one stage with a pop-up lounge, recreating their famous Woodward bar with Stoli cocktails. On the other stage, Rue La La will host its own soiree with a Mitchell Gold living room setup and plentiful Ruetinis for sipping. Both stages include sushi from Haru Sushi, DJs, fashion shows, photo booths, and more. If you need a breather, you can slip into the hall and get a mani from China Glaze.

Over 500 stores and restaurants in the Boston area are participating in Fashion’s Night Out, so if you can’t make it to Newbury Street and nearby Copley Place (don’t miss Tiffany & Co. as it reinvents itself as a Studio 54-style disco), check out participating shops in the South End, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and north and south of the city for equally tempting promotions.  All events are free and open to the public. To say this is a fab women’s night out is an understatement!

Do yourself a favor and spend some time online reviewing the detailed list of events and participating businesses to plot out your night and keep your eye on the event’s Facebook page for updates.

Begun in 2009 in New York , Fashion’s Night Out seeks to foster interaction between the designer and the shopper, highlighting creativity and providing consumers with insight into the design world to celebrate the industry and stimulate shopping.  The global initiative was created through a partnership between American VOGUE, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy, and put the fun back in shopping.

Click here for full event details and get up-to-the-minute updates on FNO Boston’s Facebook page

WHEN: Thursday, September 8 from 6-11 p.m.

WHERE: Participating stores on Newbury Street, in Copley Place, and at locations in the South End, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and north and south of the city

TICKETS: All events are free and open to the public.




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